Country of residence: Netherlands
Link to the battle.net page of your main character: https://worldofwarcraft.com/en-gb/character/kazzak/instone
Link to the wowprogress.com page of your main character: https://www.wowprogress.com/character/eu/kazzak/Instone
Link to the warcraftlogs.com page of your main character: https://www.warcraftlogs.com/character/eu/kazzak/instone
Character, main and offspecs:
What is your main spec and why?
My main spec is holy. Previous to Legion, I've always DPSed and this expansion I wanted to try something new. I was familiar with the shadow priest as it was my main a few expansion ago, and I decided to try the healing side. I love holy, it feels like a reliable and strong (hps) healer, albeit lacking some utility. I personally feel very comfortable with the spec.
Which talents do you use and which changes (if any) do you make for each specific encounter of the most current raid?
Tier 15: Enlightment generally; I run trail of light on bosses that require multiple single target spot healing such as star augur for example. I also run it on some other fights depending on my own feeling of mana conservation required. For example if I have the wisdom buff from a paladin I'd be more inclined to run Trail of Light. Nevertheless, my role in most fights is aoe healing, currently done through prayer of healing so I'd generally take Enlightment. In dungeons always Trail of Light
Tier 20: I prefer to run Body and Mind macroed to be cast on myself, just for the ease of it; besides choosing this lazy option I ran feathers, in case other players need the speed boost.
Tier 45: In raids Afterlife, in dungeons Censure
Tier 60: Light of the Naaru always
Tier 75: Piety in raids, Surge of Light in dungeons. When I had to tank heal Krosus (due to lack of pala) I used Surge of Light, but generally always Piety
Tier 90: Divinity always (the other talents aren't worth much atm)
Tier 100: Benediction in raids and Apotheosis in dungeons
To what extent do you play each of your offspecs?
I've tried and leveld disc to 35 but I do not like the playstyle, the 10 secs preparation required and the afking during the cooling off phases, combined with the inability to deal with spiky irregular situations make me miss the reliability of the holy. I have no disced in raids.
I have a 52 shadow spec and started getting legendaries for it. I've rarely played it in raids, as my main spec and position was always healer. I do not dislike it, but if I were to need to dps, I'd rather play another class, such as my hunter, or could even gear up my mage. I dislike Surrender to Madness playstyle which might make a comeback in ToS. Although currently I'm convinced I'm best at being a healer and i enjoy it the most, I could eventually switch back to dps, but it's not my preference.
Do you have any significant alts?
I have to mention: I like focusing on my main character. I quest, raid, do dungeons, achievs etc all on my priest. nevertheless I have a 900 ilvl bm hunter with about 48 traits, as well as a 900 ilvl resto druid with 45 traits.
Did you ever change classes and do you consider doing so again in the future?
I've kept switching classes between expansions: from mage in bc to priest in wotlk and cata and back to mage. Although I did raid in all the expansions to some degree, Legion is the expansion I've raided in consistently the most, from launch to now on holy priest.
Equipment and interface:
What are the specifications of your computer?
* blank face *
Do you have headphones and a microphone?
What is your latency on Kazzak-EU?
Which addons do you use?
Bigwigs, Exorsus raid tools, Elvui, RClootcouncil, Weak Aura, Reccount, Pawn
Can you link a video of one of your bosskills (with your PoV)? If not, please upload a screenshot of your UI.
Do you click abilities or do you use keybindings (or a combination of both)?
I click a few random abilities: mind control, fade, ressurect, shackle, prolonged power, levitate, Swapblaster:P
Do you use any macros? (e.g. mouseover macros)
Mouse-over macros on most abilities, self cast on Speed.
Raiding experience and guild history:
What guilds were you in before, why did you join them and why did you leave them?
In legion I moved from a forgotten guild to Halcyon, then to Theorycraft once I felt the need to progress faster. Once Theorycraft disbanded i went to Duality (same progress at the time). Now Duality is disbanding and i'm looking for another guild. I am interested in progressing in relevant content and getting the Cutting Edge achievments.
Please list all the bosses you have killed when their raid tier was still the cutting edge:
(see optional template below)
I am not inclined to go through 10 years of wow raiding experience, I personally don't see it relevant especially since I usually raided one tier then took a break. Legion is in my opinion reflecting my dedication and/or abilities the best. Nevertheless if you need the details, I will relate my raiding exp in an interview on voice coms:)
What sources and/or methods do you use to keep your class knowledge up to date?
HowtoPriest, bnet forums, priest discord, mmochamp. Admitedly i am no theorycrafter. If there are people doing all that work and coming to the conclusion stats xy and talents zw are best, that's what i will try. Nevertheless, if it doesn't feel good, I will not blindly follow. For example, since 7.1.5 nerf or well fix to the flash heal build, crit has lost a bit of its importance as stat; I personally still like having mastery=crit and that's how I'm gearing because it feels that in the current group I was running with, that's what fits best.
How do you prepare for a new bossfight?
I watch video (usually a common one guild chooses), lately I've started watching some PoVs of holy priest streamers. If there are no videos out (which nowadays doesn't happen), I suppose I'd read whatever information is out on the boss, and just learn him as we progress. I am a quick learner and I pride myself in being able to adapt to abilities and tactics quickly.
Why you are applying:
What are your goals in this game?
I want to progress relevant content with a group of people with similar motivation. I want to play 5 man content and make friends in the guild. I want to get all the flashy trasnmogs and mounts. I delve a bit in achievments. I want to have fun.
What are the reasons why you specifically want to join Rock Paper Scissors?
My current guild has met the wall of Guldan and didnt overcome it, destroying our raid team in the process. I have been looking on wow progress for guilds recuiting holy priests raiding 2-3 nights per week. I was impressed at seeing how RPS managed to kill Guldan while only raiding twice per week, it made me think that there must be some good players/ synergy if you guys manage to do what it takes other guilds 3 nights. I'm interested in checking out the team and seeing if I can fit in.
More about you:
Do you have any days or times you're unable to raid?:
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself as a person?
Last year student, still have a lot of free time. I am quite a shy person, but once I get to know ppl I get more relaxed and talkative. I love playing group content. I spend a lot of time ingame, I like watching anime and series as well as reading and dancing (though never in the public:P)
What is your proudest moment/achievement in WoW?
Instone the Insane from back in 2012:D
Thanks for taking the time to read my app, and I'm looking forward to hearing back from you,